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CityGate Grille
CityGate Grille

CityGate Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.citygategrille.com
  • Phone: (630) 718-1010
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: George Engel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Available
  • Entertainment: Live music on Friday & Saturday nights.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our stunning location features event rooms that hold from 12-250 guest for a seated occasion or for a cocktail/ hors d'oeuvre party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: IL 88 & Rt. 59
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is located directly in front of the restaurant on weekends & holidays. Parking is available in the parking garage or in the lot directly in front of the restaurant
A word from CityGate Grille
At CityGate Grille, you can enjoy Mediterranean influenced cuisine, perfectly paired with your choice of one of our many incredible wines or specialty drinks. Satisfaction has never had such style.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "After debating with my mother what would be the best place to eat that would please the picky palates of our family, we ran across this gem. It was amazing, it appealed to both the foodies and picky palates of our group. It definitely had a Mediterranean flair that was spectacularly delicious. It was expensive, but totally worth it!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was good, but over priced and portions were average. Did not like seating arrangements by window, you are sitting to close to the next people and could not carry on a private conversation. Waiter Pablo did a fine job. Lounge was great, and music was fantastic. Would not make this a regular stop for dining."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A wonderful restaurant! Great menu and service was great even when we were the only ones dining outside (patio is dog friendly!). If you don't mind being in a business park, the view and ambiance was beautiful overlooking a retention pond with cute strings of light everywhere."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Their attentive staff and great food keep us coming back!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "2nd time at the restaurant in the last month. didn't disappoint again. interesting menu options and all courses were solid. great live entertainment."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Late weekday, very few in the restaurant. High quality prime steak at a reasonable price. Quick preparation, decent wine by the glass. Could determine steak was undercooked without cutting in to it, but it was quickly corrected. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "food was terrific and service fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. I had Duck - great. My wife had pasta which she loved. Good size portions. Mussels as an appetizer was a generous portion. Large deserts - sharing may be appropriate. I had a couple of Johnny Walkers before dinner - It is my preferred drink so I order it often - they were a bit pricey here. Band starting playing about 8:30 - I liked the music, but a load restaurant became even loader. Not cheap - but good value for your money."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for business lunches. The menu has a nice variety of items so that anyone in the group can find something that they will enjoy. Service is attentive and the food arrives promptly."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had a tasty dinner with family (4 kids, ages 10-16) for a recent special occasion. The steaks were tender and flavorful. The service was helpful and attentive, but not intrusive. This was a good value compared with well-known steak and chop houses in the area."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I took my mother here for Mother's Day brunch. All of the staff, including the parking attendants who helped with her wheelchair, were very friendly and helpful. They brought us coffee while we waited in the lounge area for our table. We each received a beautiful rose. There was a good variety of brunch selections. The beef tenderloin was very good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my mother here for Mother's Day. It was a really nice restaurant, and the food was good. For the price level, I've had better food (Niche in Geneva, IL). I don't think I would come back here considering that alone. Still, it was a nice place, nice views, and the restaurant looks great. Service could have been better--maybe they were understaffed? Either way, most important is that my mother enjoyed herself."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "excellent value. Great food at very reasonable prices. excellent, attentive and personable service!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our table was very small and literally 2 feet from a waiter station. We ordered a bottle of wine and appetizers to start, then the waiter took our entree order. Halfway through the appetizer, the food runner brought our entree and seemed a bit irritated that we were still enjoying our appetizers, and with our very small table, we had to rearrange everything on the table just so he could set them plates down. The food was simply OK and it seemed as though the sides had be prepared ahead of time because they were dry and slightly shriveled. Would have been nice to be able to enjoy the meal at a reasonable pace, but it seemed that we were rushed by the wait staff, even though the place was not completely filled. Would not go back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My husband took me for my birthday and I could not be happier. We had the scallops and they were delicious! Pablo our waiter was attentive and not intrusive. He made great recommendations. Wednesday is half price wine night.....a super feature."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant and nice ambience. I would recommend it for both lunch and dinner. Very good place for business lunches."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We were there with nine people to celebrate my daughters graduation from nursing school. We were at a long table and because of the music and singer were unable to have conversations. The singer was actually very good but he was very loud and in the two hours we were there 8:30 t0 10:30 he never took a break. I spent $700 and was very disappointed the evening turned out the way it did. We truly like and normally enjoy you restaurant and will return though request a table as far from the music as possible. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I went to dinner at CityGate Grille for our Honeymoon. The steak was the best I've ever had, and his lamb was amazing. We had early reservations and it was empty when we first arrived, but it quickly filled. I would definitely go there again if we are in the area!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have only good things to say about this restaurant. Quite a variety to select from on the menu for dinner, which I appreciate especially since I have food allergies. The service was excellent - not only by our server but many others at the restaurant, including the manager checking in us. Our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and easily answered my questions on recommendations due to my food restrictions. Everything I had was great and I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This was our fist visit to CityGate Grille... we will be back - but only for special occasions - since it is on the expensive side. They provide ample serving sizes and the taste is delectable - it is just a bit pricey for "everyday dining" . "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Food was awesome, it got 4 stars only because my husband ordered his steak med rare and it came out well done."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was delicious and creative. The service was excellent. I would dine there again."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Our waiter was outstanding and the food phenomenal. We had a wonderful evening. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Daughter was home from college, so we took the occasion to have dinner at City Gate Grill. Food and service were fantastic and everyone raved about their meal. Can't wait to go back again. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "As usual, we rely on CityGate Grill for an excellent romantic evening experience - we were not disappointed. Friday Night (holiday) the restaurant was only moderately full -plenty of room for walk-ins. We both had the SEAFOOD tonight - I had the Blackened Swordfish (with pineapple salsa) which was fabulous - and cooked just right -- while my wife had the Cedar Plank Salmon. She really enjoyed her dinner as well. Creme Brulee for dessert - who could ask for more! For the first time ever, I did feel just slightly RUSHED through dinner - the waiter bringing out the dessert menu before I had completed my dinner - I found that to be a minor inconsistency, but slightly awkward. Certainly not enough to ruin the fabulous evening."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Live music and good food, even dance if you are in the mood."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We've been here several times and enjoyed each time. Food was delicious and service was great."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "On a Tuesday night, the dining room had minimal patrons. Our service and a check-in by the manager was great. Their steaks were very good and paired with two sides made their prices reasonable. The craft beer list was lacking, but the wine list was plentiful. The design of the dining room was modern with a great mural of the Chicago Skyline in the bar area. Though I can see the investors working in the office above to gather around the bar and being loud at 5 o'clock. CityGate seemed to be great for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I love a place that signals their quality by the aromas that greet you. CityGate Grille is such a place. Service was prompt, efficient & friendly. The food was exceptional. Portions were on the light side and prices were on the heavy side for my tastes but neither would keep me from coming back. After dinner, we retired to the bar to enjoy a nice jazz combo. Great acoustics and the volume was managed so I could enjoy the music yet still have a conversation with my girl. Bar service was great!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Was our first time here, we went to celebrate our wedding's anniversary and was the perfect place to do it. The music (Soda) great, food delicious, service friendly & quickly, light and noise level right for keep a conversation, I love it"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "10 out of 10 we had never been to this fabulous restaurant before and every aspect was great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our waiter Pablo was great. We have had him several time and he makes you feel right at home. He goes out of his way to make your dinning experience a great one."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We dine regularly at City Gate Grille and like the good food and nice decor and atmoshphere. This past Saturday was the first time that one of the entrees did not meet our expectations. This entree was the stuffed veal. The veal itself was very dry and tough and the stuffing had weird spices. The restaurant did replace the entree with another selection. The striped sea bass with beet risotto was excellent. The Greek yogurt cheesecake was also very good. Need better preparation of the veal dishes!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We thought we would try something new for date night and we're not impressed. Service was slow. It was a Saturday night but it was too slow. The food was nothing spectacular. I ordered the filet & it was under cooked for what I ordered. Dessert was great. I would go back for drinks & the live music but not for dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I celebrated a birthday at CityGate Grille and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food was great but the big surprise was live music and lots of dancing! What fun!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We completely loved it. Invited friends for dinner and they loved it as well!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "With live music in the bar on weekends, this is a great spot to have a nice evening, even if you're not having dinner. The food is great and there is a good wine and drink menu as well. I've enjoyed whatever I've had there and the service is consistently good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went on a Thursday afternoon for lunch. There were maybe about 2 dozen other clients and the noise level was perfect to catch up w my friend so it'd be great for a casual business/working lunch. This place seems so hidden and we are happy to have found it and even happier to find out about the live music on the weekends. I have already made reservations to return on a Friday evening at the end of the month! Our waiter was very attentive to us and checked on us often. Our water glasses never went below 1/2 full which, to me, is a sign of attention to clients. Will def. be a repeat visitor here!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at CityGate grill Friday night and were very happy with the dinner. She had the roasted half of chicken and I had the steamed Scottish Salmon special. Both were prepared perfectly. We're both on a rather restricted diet and they accommodated this wonderfully by opting-in ingredients for the meals to manage our dietary needs. Great place to dine and they have live music! Big Plus! Our dear friend Amy Yassinger was performing with her jazz quartet that evening and she was wonderful, as always. Check CityGate Grill and Amy out if you have the chance!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Awesome food and superb service. This neighborhood continuously delivers excellent service and food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014